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Symposium introduction: Dynamics of governance and civic engagement


  • The articles in this Symposium have been developed from papers presented at a workshop held at the Centre for Civil Society and Governance at the University of Hong Kong in May 2010. Generous support for the workshop was provided by the University's Faculty of Social Sciences and Department of Politics and Public Administration in which the Centre is located.


This Introduction sets the scene for the Symposium. It considers the governance value of civic engagement, along with civic engagement as identifiable modes of governance. Such matters are embraced in the subsequent analyses of significant developments and experience in South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong and China. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.